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2022 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2022 Sydney Taylor Book Award blog tour, the culmination of a full week of insightful and inspiring award-winning author and illustrator interviews. Read about the blog tour and all 2022 Sydney … Continue reading

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2021 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Today the Jewish Book Council announced winners and finalists of its National Jewish Book Awards. For the entire press release and list, click here. Mazel tov to all winners and finalists! Children’s Pic­ture Book Win­ner: Dear Mr. Dickens  Nan­cy Churnin, illus­trat­ed … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Two New Picture Books Written by Nancy Churnin

Churnin, Nancy. Dear Mr. Dickens. Illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe. Chicago: Albert Whitman, 2021. Churnin, Nancy. A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah. Illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg. Creston Books, 2021. The Whole Megillah (TWM): Where … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–December 1, 2021

Some very quick things: I’ve now seen the second pass of my forthcoming YA novel in verse, Ethel’s Song: Ethel Rosenberg’s Life in Poems. Still too early to reveal the cover but as soon as I receive the go-ahead, I … Continue reading

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Why We Write and Publish Holocaust Books for Young Readers

To commemorate Yom HaShoah, The Whole Megillah sponsored a survey of writers and publishers/editors of Holocaust books for young readers. The writers include Jane Yolen, Janet Wees, Susan Lynn Meyer, Andria Rosenbaum, Nancy Churnin, Susan L. Ross, and Kathy Kacer. … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Martin and Anne by Nancy Churnin

Martin and Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank, written by Nancy Churnin and illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg, Creston Books, 2019, $17.99. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to bring Martin Luther King, … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Irving Berlin by Nancy Churnin

Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez (Creston Books, 2018) The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to write about Irving Berlin? Nancy Churnin (NC): I love Irving Berlin’s music … Continue reading

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